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1: new post   Amazon Beats Google to .buy TLD For $4.6 Million
"Amazon paid $4.6 million in an auction that ended on Wednesday."
Sept 19, 2014
2: new post   .COM Growth Slows in 2014
"The monthly growth figures for .COM show that the TLD's growth is slowing."
Aug 26, 2014
3: new post   Only 3pct of New gTLD Registrations Being Used for Business Websites
With so many sites apparently parked, or used for PPC, where does that leave the new gTLDs.
Aug 14, 2014
4: new post   Vanity Domains: As Desirable as Ever
I'm sure most have wanted or chased after that vanity domain at some point. Are vanity domains still as desirable, or have the new domains weakened the value of a seemingly out-of-reach vanity domain.
July 21, 2014
5: new post   dot UK Now Available For a Shorter, Snappier UK Domain
Nominet: "That's why we've introduced our new shorter, sharper and smarter .uk domain..."
June 11, 2014
6: new post   New gTLD Stats 31 March 2014
These are this morning's domain name counts and changes in the new gTLDs.
Apr 2, 2014
7: new post   US Commerce Department prepares to give up oversight of ICANN
U.S. Plans to Give Up Oversight of Web Domain Manager
Mar 15, 2014
8: new post   New dot uk Domains Available From 10 June 2014
From this date, people will be able to register the shorter 'example.uk' domain names through their registrar, alongside existing domains...[br][br]The new domain is an opportunity for those wanting a short, snappy web address combined with the recognition and trust of the .uk namespace.
Feb 17, 2014
9: new post   Owning an Existing Keyword gTLD (BlahBlahBlah.org) and the Emerging Keyword gTLDs (.BlahBlahBlah)
"Some industrious folks have bet considerable money on the idea that keywords, as domain roots, are a real value proposition. Ergo, we now have .vacations, .bike, .builders, .camera, .agency, .cleaning, .clothing, .holiday, .holdings, .insure, .promo, .singles, .WHATEVER." [br][br]"I have a hunch that the new model is likely to benefit the existing holders of keyword domains."
Dec 19, 2013
10: new post   How To Estimate Traffic Levels to a Domain
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to estimate traffic levels to a domain before making an offer.
Dec 18, 2013
11: new post   New Rules for Domain Name Registrants Starting January 2014
New ICANN rules for domain names require you to verify your email address within 15 days of a change to the contact name or email, or else your web site and email will stop working.
Dec 17, 2013
12: new post   Nine New gTLDs Rolled Out To Trademark Holders
[br]They will be open to the general public at the end of January 2014.
Nov 26, 2013
13: new post   New UK Domains Plan To Proceed In 2014
UK websites will soon be able to use shorter addresses despite concerns the move could cause confusion.
Nov 20, 2013
14: new post   Protect Your Trademark From Poaching in the New gTLDs With These Top Three Ways
Rights protection was of key concern when forming the New gTLD Program.
Nov 15, 2013
15: new post   Approximately 557 New gTLDs Either Approved, Soon to Be or Pending
Listing of pending or approved new gTLDs, with an unlimited number of additional new gTLDs possible...
Nov 12, 2013
16: new post   New ICANN WHOIS Website In Beta
ICANN is working on a new WHOIS site to try and bring together some of the fragmentation which currently exists.
Nov 5, 2013
17: new post   New Generic gTLDs Roll Out Under Way To Registries
"Before the general public will be able to access these new gTLDs on the Internet, Registries still need to complete a final process built into the New gTLD Program to protect trademark rights holders."
Oct 29, 2013
18: new post   ICANN - New Expired Domain Registration Recovery Rules
ICANN has published the new domain registration recovery rules.
Oct 7, 2013
19: new post   Invested $18,000 Acquiring a One Word, Industry Defining .Org Domain
"Anyone else spend what you may consider mad money recently for a domain?"
July 18, 2013
20: new post   ICANN's Domain Expansion Criticised, and May Cause "Collisions"
Particularly troubling is the possibility of widespread "name collisions" that could happen when domains used by internal corporate computer systems, such as ".corp" or ".home", get assigned to the Web more broadly.
July 15, 2013
21: new post   ICANN working group seeks to kill WHOIS
An ICANN working group is seeking public input on a successor to the current WHOIS system
June 26, 2013
22: new post   Moniker Hacked - Invokes System-Wide Password Reset
Moniker's Operations and Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Moniker network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access a number of Moniker user accounts,"
June 20, 2013
23: new post   ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse - Launches March 26
The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) - launching March 26 - is the most important rights protection mechanism built into ICANN's new gTLD program. It allows brand owners to submit their trademark data into one centralized database, prior to and during the launch of new gTLDs. Simply put: The TMCH is a one-stop-solution for protecting your brand in the new gTLD era.
Mar 14, 2013
24: new post   ICANN To Face Objections From Governments Over New Net Addresses
Some countries have already registered individual complaints, but the latest move represents collective concerns.
Nov 20, 2012
25: new post   Report: Open DNS Resolvers Increasingly Used To Amplify DDoS Attacks
"It should be stressed open recursive nameservers are not a problem in themselves; it is the mis-configuration of a nameserver where the potential problem lays,"
Oct 29, 2012
26: new post   U.K.'s Nominet Proposing Shorter .uk Internet Domain
The scheme would give businesses the chance to register www.name.uk as their web address. It would run alongside the current co.uk service.
Oct 1, 2012
27: new post   GoDaddy Outage: Millions of Sites Affected
According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
Sept 10, 2012
28: new post   Google Loses Out In Dispute Over "oogle" Domain
Yesterday, a panel decided that Google failed to show that the disputed domain was registered in bad faith, which basically means its current owner gets to keep it.
July 27, 2012
29: new post   Key Factors To Consider When Selling or Buying an Aged Domain or Web Site
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the options and considerations in buying or selling and aged domain or web site.
July 26, 2012
30: new post   ICANN Suspends Digital Archery Part Of New gTLD Program
Given public comment regarding the timestamp process and that many applicants had yet to register a timestamp, the decision was taken to suspend the system now, pending further analysis of the process.
June 25, 2012
31: new post   ICANN Announces Full List Of New TLDs
Icann said that it had received a total of 1,930 requests for its first round of new net names. 166 of them were in alternatives to the Latin alphabet.[br][br]It has now invited anyone with an objection to any of the claims to lodge their complaint within the next seven months.[br][br]Icann then aims to make the new domains live in batches of about 500, with the first set going live some time after March 2013.
June 13, 2012
32: new post   IPv6 Launch Day, June 6, 00:01 GMT
To ensure a smooth transition, and to make sure devices do not stop working, both systems will work side-by-side for the next few years.[br][br]"Most users shouldn't notice anything," said Leo Vegoda from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the Internet address system.
June 6, 2012
33: new post   ICANN Reopens TLD Application System Until May 30
During the last few weeks, we have fixed the technical glitch that caused us to take the system offline.
May 22, 2012
34: new post   Domain Name With No EU Trademark Should be Stripped From U.S. Entity
An American eyewear company cannot take a dot-eu Internet address since its trademark is not established in the European Union, a high court adviser said Thursday.
May 7, 2012
35: new post   ICANN Plans To Notify All Applicants Over TLD System Data Breaches
"We have absolutely no reason to believe it's a hack. We have been able to find some of the instructions in the software that caused the issue,"
Apr 30, 2012
36: new post   ICANN Takes TLD Application System Offline Due To 'Unusual Behavior'
ICANN is taking the most conservative approach possible to protect all applicants and allow adequate time to resolve the issue.
Apr 12, 2012
37: new post   US Customs: It Has The Right To Seize any .com, .net or .org
...it says it has the right to seize any .com, .net and .org domain name because the companies that have the contracts to administer them are based on United States soil, according to Nicole Navas, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman.
Mar 7, 2012
38: new post   Keydrive Acquires Moniker and Snapnames From Oversee
Moniker once had a reputation for providing the highest level of service to many of the most successful domain portfolio holders.[br][br]What will Keydrive bring to the domain name game to regrain or restore that reputation?
Feb 1, 2012
39: new post   100 Million DotCOM Domains
The .com TLD has broken the 100 Million active .com domains barrier.
Feb 1, 2012
40: new post   ICANN Plans To Make Verified Customer Identities Mandatory For Domain Registrations
The changes would not affect registrars' ability to offer Whois privacy services for an additional fee, though other amendments could formalise the process of unmasking such registrants accused of criminal behaviour or cybersquatting. And it's not certain yet that Whois verification will become mandatory.
Jan 31, 2012
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